New Fictional Novel Tells of a “Spirit Of Mischief” That Plagues a Village

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Author Sandra J. Shea takes readers on a whimsical adventure to Ireland

Fallon O’Danley owns the ancient and decrepit Irish castle, Castle Kilrick, in Country Kerry, Ireland. He is the squire of the lands and village of Kilricton. When he was an amateur archeologist digging in the ancient Irish city, he found a jug beneath a stone behind the Tower of Murglec which has an imp imprisoned in it. This imp has a curse that befalls to any who takes the jug from where it is placed. Squire Fallon has to save the village from the curse, but unfortunately, he passes away. Now, Fallon’s friend, Patrick O’Conner, and the village are facing an impending doom. What chaos and disaster the imp further brings will absorb readers as the story unfolds in authors Sandra J. Shea and James K. Shea’s “Spirit of Mischief.”

When Squire Fallon disturbed the imp in the jug before he knew the meaning of the stone, he already brought the curse on himself and his village. Now that he is gone, it is Patrick’s quest to banish the imp. Fallon’s granddaughter, Meg, comes to the village to take the imp back to America, but the harder they try, the situations get worse. Adding to the turmoil is the arrival of Dash, an American filmmaker. Soon, Meg becomes possessed by the imp and reverts back to her Irish ways and her decision to stay in Ireland causes whimsical havoc for the two men who duped her and come to love her. But will this amiable team save the village from the imp and find happiness?

Filled with whimsical adventures, interesting characters, wonderful backdrop, and an engrossing storyline, “Spirit of Mischief” will definitely amuse and entertain readers. This book will be featured at the California Library Book Exhibit in Pasadena, CA, on November 11 to 14, 2011.

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About the Authors
Sandra J. Shea co-wrote “Spirit of Mischief” as a screenplay with her late husband, James. While writing this screenplay, she would say, “Jim, this could be a book!” He said, “Yes, write the book, I’ll make the movie.” This is the culmination of that work.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1939, she is a coalminer’s daughter, moved to California in 1965, worked for forty years, and retired as a school secretary. She is now a professional typist, living in Hollywood, with two children, Michael and Tiffany.

James K. Shea was born in New York City in 1937, and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Theater Arts. He moved to California in 1961 and worked in films for forty-eight years. He has over eighteen screenplays; one became a low-budget film in 1978, Planet of Dinosaurs. He was the independent Producer and Director of this film and it is now a cult classic.

Spirit of Mischief * by Sandra J. Shea and James K. Shea
Publication Date: January 26, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 148 pages; 978-1-4535-8845-1
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